With Katherine Center’s sparkling dialogue, unforgettable characters, heart, hope, and humanity, What You Wish For is the author at her most compelling best.
Author: Katherine Center
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
"The story’s message, that people should choose joy even (and especially) in difficult and painful times, seems tailor-made for this moment. A timely, uplifting read about finding joy in the midst of tragedy, filled with quirky characters and comforting warmth."—Kirkus (starred review) From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away comes a stunning new novel full of heart and hope. Samantha Casey is a school librarian who loves her job, the kids, and her school family with passion and joy for living. But she wasn’t always that way. Duncan Carpenter is the new school principal who lives by rules and regulations, guided by the knowledge that bad things can happen. But he wasn’t always that way. And Sam knows it. Because she knew him before—at another school, in a different life. Back then, she loved him—but she was invisible. To him. To everyone. Even to herself. She escaped to a new school, a new job, a new chance at living. But when Duncan, of all people, gets hired as the new principal there, it feels like the best thing that could possibly happen to the school—and the worst thing that could possibly happen to Sam. Until the opposite turns out to be true. The lovable Duncan she’d known is now a suit-and-tie wearing, rule-enforcing tough guy so hell-bent on protecting the school that he’s willing to destroy it. As the school community spirals into chaos, and danger from all corners looms large, Sam and Duncan must find their way to who they really are, what it means to be brave, and how to take a chance on love—which is the riskiest move of all. With Katherine Center’s sparkling dialogue, unforgettable characters, heart, hope, and humanity, What You Wish For is the author at her most compelling best.
You can change the course of your life by your imagination and your affirmations.
Author: Neville Goddard
Publisher: Samaira Book Publishers
You can change the course of your life by your imagination and your affirmations. You can change your future by changing your thinking. Most men are totally unaware of the creative power of imagination. When you discover this creative power within yourself, you will boldly assert the supremacy of imagination and put all things in subjection to it.
Colintold his coachmanto put the horses snug in the stables andthen find
lodginginthe village andbe backin the morning. They woke inthe big, silent house
and ate porridge for breakfast—ably cooked by Colin, who had learned such
things at ...
Author: Eloisa James
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' - Julia Quinn From New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James come two stunningly sensual stories in which gentlemen who rule the waves learn that true danger lies not on the high seas, but in the mistakes that can break a heart . . . and ruin a life for ever. As You Wish Lady Grace Ryburn is in love with a dashing young lieutenant, Colin Barry, but she turns away, thinking that Colin is in love with her sister. Should Colin throw propriety to the winds, imitate his pirate father, and simply take what he most desires? Seduced by a Pirate After years at sea, Sir Griffin Barry comes home to claim his wife. But is Phoebe his wife, if their marriage was never consummated? As an infamous pirate, Griffin claimed and kept gold and jewels . . . but this is one treasure that will not be so easy to capture. Includes a teaser of Eloisa James's next book Once Upon A Tower. 'Romance writing does not get better than this' People Magazine
We're the lucky ones. I'm going to miss all of you when I leave tomorrow. I know I'
ll never see you again, and that's okay because even though our stay here is
brief, all of you touched my life and my children's lives as well. I wish for you what
Author: Fern Michaels
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Everything She Lost If her abusive husband hadn't tried to kill her and her beloved dog Lucie, Helen Ward might never have left her million-dollar home and run far away. Now Helen's changed her identity and moved across the country, hopeful that she can be safe, happy, maybe even loved. And when she meets college professor Sam Tolliver, she begins to believe fairytales do come true. Gave Her Everything She Ever Wanted But even with love blossoming and her new online business venture taking off, Helen knows that the past is catching up with her. . .and her fear is growing. Wanting to flee, desperate to get away for good, she'll soon face the biggest decision of her life, a decision that will determine her future and her very identity. Praise for Fern Michaels and her novels "Tirelessly inventive and entertaining." --Booklist on Up Close and Personal "Fast-moving. . .entertaining. . .a roller-coaster ride of serendipitous fun." --Publishers Weekly on Mr. and Miss Anonymous "Heartbreaking, suspenseful, and tender." --Booklist on Return to Sender "A knockout story." --Publishers Weekly on Dear Emily
Ten-year-old Gwen lives in Idleburg, Pennsylvania where she spends her days lost in a world of fantasy. One rainy afternoon, bored and wishing for excitement, she reads an article in Universal Scandals Magazine about the Queen of Idlebury in Dimension XIII, who is searching for her long-lost adopted daughter. To prove she is the princess, Gwen endures a series of harrowing events. She is catapulted through the thirteen dimensions and lands in Personadonia where she befriends two of her other selves and a young dragon. She is hunted by the Soul Seeker and protected by the dragon queen of Beastonia. She endures tests of moral fortitude in the Field of Wisdom, jeopardizes her life by waking the dead, survives poisoning with rotteroot, defi es the paparazzi, and meets a cast of characters who are thrown into their own journey of personal discovery, spiritual questioning, and transformation. Gwen's journey ends at the Royal Assembly after she enters the Wall of Passages and undergoes a test that no one has ever passed. Will she emerge as Gwendolyn the Great, Savior of Idlebury, Protector of the Universe? Or will she return home as a nobody?
Author: Patti Militello GarnerPublish On: 2017-10-17
Joanie Tilton seems to have it all--a loving marriage to a wonderful man named Rich, two beautiful daughters, and a life most people would envy.
Author: Patti Militello Garner
Joanie Tilton seems to have it all--a loving marriage to a wonderful man named Rich, two beautiful daughters, and a life most people would envy. Joanie, however, is not satisfied. Her marriage is beginning to stale, and she is becoming bored with being an at-home mom. So when she takes a part-time job at a call center, she considers it a step in the right direction. When Joanie meets a good-looking man named Danny, she finds it hard to resist his charms. Although devoted to Rich, she finds herself yearning for this young man; and after they find themselves alone at an out-of-state class, she finally succumbs to his flirtations. When she returns home, she is devastated by what she did and calls it off with Danny, but he has much different plans. A fatal attraction story with a twist, it leaves you anxious to find out what happens next.
In Careful What You Wish For, one of the country's best-loved poets writes with a new formal range and candour.
Author: Peter Sansom
In Careful What You Wish For, one of the country's best-loved poets writes with a new formal range and candour. Moving between past and present, tenderness and the surreal, Matlock and London, his poems live in the in-betweens, marked by the author's wit and energy, a generous saudade. His subjects range from rare teapots and games of tennis with Ken Dodd, to the letters of Robert Lowell and the French of St Exupéry. The undertone hums with the soundtrack of 70s Britain, How would I know? Why should I care? / The Zombies sang that then / and they're still singing it.'
“You idiot,” she said. Now she was calling me names. But it was accurate.
Thinking that she'd put our friendship first was idiotic. She stole Cole. There wasn'
t anything she wouldn't do. Even sacrifice me for the sake of her wishes. “Of
course I ...
Author: Shani Petroff
Category: Juvenile Fiction
All Angel wanted was to help poor nerdy Max break into the popular crowd. But somehow the wires got crossed and she ended up granting all of Gabi's secret desires instead. Not that Angel has anything against Gabi getting what she wants. It's just that the things Gabi dreams about—starring in a reality TV show with Angel at her side and dating Angel's boyfriend, Cole—just happen to be the stuff of Angel?s worst nightmares. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Staying at his aunt's house the coupleere at home baby-sitting unable to go out as Mikey was electronically taggedollowing convictions for theft, destroying property and resisting arrest andandra was eight months pregnant.
Author: Mikey Carroll
Publisher: John Blake
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Saturday November 4th 2002 was just the start of any other weekend for Mikey Carroll and his girlfriend Sandra. But that night, they won GBP 9.7 million on the national lottery and within four weeks, they were holidaying in Jamaica. What they were blissfully unaware of was that with every wish that comes true, there comes a price.
But the next day Emily finds herself in a mess that might be too big for her to clean up. Careful what you wish for, the old adage says . . . now Emily might lose her freedom, her marriage . . . and possibly her life.
Author: Hallie Ephron
From the New York Times bestselling author of There Was an Old Woman comes a novel about a professional organizer with a deadly problem she may not be able to clean up. Emily Harlow is a professional organizer who helps people declutter their lives; she’s married to man who can’t drive past a yard sale without stopping. He’s filled their basement, attic, and garage with his finds. Like other professionals who make a living decluttering peoples’ lives, Emily has devised a set of ironclad rules. When working with couples, she makes clear that the client is only allowed to declutter his or her own stuff. That stipulation has kept Emily’s own marriage together these past few years. She’d love nothing better than to toss out all her husband’s crap. He says he’s a collector. Emily knows better—he’s a hoarder. The larger his “collection” becomes, the deeper the distance grows between Emily and the man she married. Luckily, Emily’s got two new clients to distract herself: an elderly widow whose husband left behind a storage unit she didn’t know existed, and a young wife whose husband won’t allow her stuff into their house. Emily’s initial meeting with the young wife takes a detour when, after too much wine, the women end up fantasizing about how much more pleasant life would be without their collecting spouses. But the next day Emily finds herself in a mess that might be too big for her to clean up. Careful what you wish for, the old adage says . . . now Emily might lose her freedom, her marriage . . . and possibly her life.
Can Suzabelle, the head of the fairy high council, right the wrongs done by Maeve and her followers and return fairydom to its former glory? Even fairies must learn the truths behind the adage: Be Careful What You Wish For.
Author: Alyssa Michelle
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Who hasn't at some point thought about what they would do if granted a wish? But what might happen if a magical creature, like a fairy or a genie, took a wish for themselves? You will find the startling answer within these pages, at least in the case of fairies. In another dimension, around the four corner stars of the constellation Orion, live the fairies we all know and love—and many more. In the beginning, all fairies were extraordinarily beautiful creatures. Their radiance was a reflection of their innocent and generous natures. But everything started to change when the former Tooth Fairy, Maeve, was caught by a young boy named Nebiatis as she tried to collect his tooth. Through their interactions, Maeve transforms from wish granter to leader of the Wishtakers, a rogue band of evil fairies who'll stop at nothing to gain control of fairydom. But her transformation isn't just in her lifestyle; she becomes something strikingly unlike any fairy the world has ever known. Can Suzabelle, the head of the fairy high council, right the wrongs done by Maeve and her followers and return fairydom to its former glory? Even fairies must learn the truths behind the adage: Be Careful What You Wish For.
"All the children in the street are writing down a special Christmas wish. But what is Ruby's wish? What does she wish for at Christmas time? Ruby thinks of all the things that make Christmas special ..."--Back cover.
Author: Jane Godwin
Publisher: Random House Australia
Category: Juvenile Fiction
"All the children in the street are writing down a special Christmas wish. But what is Ruby's wish? What does she wish for at Christmas time? Ruby thinks of all the things that make Christmas special..."--Back cover.
You'll have to read Be Careful What You Wish For, the second book in the Swann Sisters Chronicles to find out.
Author: Evangeline Anderson
Category: Fairy godmothers
How do you sue your Fairy Godmother? Cassandra Swann is about to find out. Because she and her sisters are 1/8th fairy--not enough to do any magic--just enough to get them a Fairy Godmother from hell whose reckless spells makes their lives miserable. When her older sister decides to take the FG to court, Cass gets caught in the crossfire. Hit by their godmother with a disastrous birthday wish, she is in danger of losing what she loves most--her ability to paint. Because the court is in the realm of the Fae, Cass and her sisters have a Court Appointed Elf who acts as their attorney slash bodyguard. But who ever heard of a 6 foot 4 muscular elf with coal-black hair and intense green eyes? Sparks fly the first minute Cass meets Jacobin O'Shea. She resents his high-handed ways and Jake thinks Cass is a spoiled human brat. But after he saves her from a soul-sucker and sees her art, things begin to change between them. But Cass's ability to paint is still screwed up. Every painting she attempts climbs off the canvas and makes trouble in the real world. When the Fae court assigns her a new Fairy Godmother, things get exponentially worse when her new wish multiplies her living art. To make matters even more difficult, Jake's ex-fiancée--a gorgeous, anorexiclly-thin fairy--has Cass in her crosshairs and is determined to ruin anything that might grow between them. And did we mention Cass's grandmother is going on disastrous dates that fill the house with Star Trek conventioneers, bikers, and nudists? It's a mess only magic could make...or fix. Will Cass and Jake ever get past their differences? Will Cass regain her ability to paint without every painting stepping off the canvas? (Really, Fairy Godmother?) And will Cass's grandmother find a man without burning down the house? You'll have to read Be Careful What You Wish For, the second book in the Swann Sisters Chronicles to find out.
“If you think I'll quit twisting your arm, you're wrong.” “Well, I wish you would.
Jason's who to worry about.” “We've plowed that ground over and over.” “Not all
of it. This cutting back on classes to keep his job probably means he won't
Author: Bill Pieper
Publisher: Pacific Slope Press
Who does your life belong to anyway? You, your family, the government, or God? Miles, his girlfriend, Colleen, and his brother, Mel, confront all these questions by walking a slippery line between personal ethics and the law. But events really ramp up when the police find Mel's body and a suicide note under dubious circumstances, with Miles and two of Mel's friends treated as suspects. The resulting cloud brings in Mel's embittered ex-wife and their two sons, and when his will confirms that Gina, Mel's girlfriend, Miles' son Jason, and Miles himself are the only heirs, his ex goes ballistic and pressures the DA for a murder indictment. Miles, meanwhile, remains haunted by his wife's death from cancer five years earlier.
Author: Book Wish FoundationPublish On: 2011-09-15
A Book for Darfur Book Wish Foundation, Naomi Shihab Nye, John Green, Joyce
Carol Oates, Various. and imagining how difficult this is going to be for Pat and
the rest of your family. I think babies are fun, don't you? But they're the most fun ...
Author: Book Wish Foundation
Category: Young Adult Fiction
A stellar collection from Newbery medalists and bestselling authors written to benefit Darfuri refugees With contributions from some of the best talent writing for children today, What You Wish For is a compelling collection of affecting, inspiring, creepy, and oft-times funny short stories and poems all linked by the universal power of a wish - the abstract things we all wish for - home, family, safety and love. From the exchange of letters between two girls who have never met but are both struggling with the unexpected curves of life, to the stunning sacrifice one dying girl makes for another, to the mermaid who trades her tail for legs, to the boy who unwittingly steals an imp's house, and to the chilling retelling of Cinderella, What You Wish For brings together a potent international roster of authors of note to remember and celebrate the Darfuri refugees and their incredible story of survival and hope.
Without saying hello, I asked, “So what do you think he knows?” Ruby grimaced,
indicating that he was deep in thought. “I don't know. I've been thinking about it
since you told me this morning. I'm willing to bet that he knows if Sam did it or not.
Author: Andrew Cowen
Jeffrey Sussman is a young Ivy League graduate struggling to come of age in the high-pressure world of mergers and acquisitions. Jeffrey’s life takes an unexpected turn when CEO of a hostile takeover target becomes the suspect in his own wife’s vicious murder. Jeffrey suspects the CEO was framed and when he discovers that his tyrannical boss may have been involved in the conspiracy, he becomes embroiled in a tale of danger and corruption that tests his resourcefulness and his morality.
Ве Careful What You Wish For By: Drac Von Stoller Copyright 2013 Have you
ever out of anger wished someone dead or ... because their parents were
spending more time with her and the boy's jealousy took over and they both
snapped and ...
Author: Drac Von Stoller
Publisher: Drac Von Stoller
Have you ever out of anger wished someone dead or hurt in some way? This is exactly what happened in the town of Deadington. Sarah Phillips was teased by the townspeople because of her hideous face from a fire that destroyed her family. Sarah was placed in a foster home where she was abused on a constant basis by the sons of the family she was living with. Sarah finally reached her boiling point, and one late night when she was running from her foster brothers fearing for her life. Sarah came upon a cabin in the woods and fell to her knees out of breath knowing in her heart this was probably the last time she would take her last breath. The brothers were hot on her trail and wanted her dead because their parents were spending more time with her and the boy’s jealousy took over and they both snapped and planned for this night to be Sarah's last. Just as the two brothers were ready to pounce on Sarah and do her in an old woman stepped in front of the two boys and said "Is there something I can help you with?" The two boys laughed and said "Don't you have some knitting to do?" The old lady looked over at Sarah and said "What would you like me to do with these two boys?" Sarah replied "I want them dead!!" "How would you like them to die?" asked the old lady. "I want their heads to twist off of their shoulders," said Sarah in an angry voice. The boys were laughing hysterically at Sarah and the old woman. Then the old woman said an incantation, and the two boys heads twisted right off of their shoulders. Then their dead bodies dropped to the ground. Sarah was in shock. The old lady told Sarah to stand up. Sarah did as the old lady asked and Sarah said "Why did you do that? I didn't really want them dead, I was just mad at them for tormenting me." The old lady answered, "Haven't you ever heard someone tell you to be careful what you wish for?"
Be Careful What You Wish For lifts the lid on the owner's story and reveals for the
first time how the national game really works. Jordan spares no one. least of all
himself. as he takes us inside a world where hopes and aspirations sit alongside
Author: Simon Jordan
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Multimillionaire at 32 Youngest Premier League football club owner at 36 His club and a fortune lost at 42 Owning your childhood club - that's the dream, isn't it? Simon Jordan made his fortune building a mobile phone company from scratch. When he sold it for £75 million, he bought Crystal Palace FC, the club he'd supported as a boy, and led them into the Premier League. Ten years later Palace was in administration and Jordan had lost nigh on everything. Be Careful What You Wish For lifts the lid on being the owner of a football club and how the game really works. Hopes and dreams sit alongside greed, self-interest, dodgy transfers, boardroom fights and dressing room dressing downs. Throughout no one is spared, least of all Jordan himself. A finalist for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Shortlisted for the British Sports Book Award for best autobiography
As the voice repeats inside my head I'm reminded of Ed's warning, 'Be careful what you wish for,' but this time I'm not dismissing him as a spoilsport. I'm finally
listening to my big brother. And for once – just this once – I'm realising he was
Author: Alexandra Potter
Publisher: Hachette UK
'I wish I could get a seat on the tube... I hadn’t eaten that entire bag of Maltesers... I could meet a man whose hobbies include washing up and monogamy...’ Heather Hamilton is always wishing for things. Not just big stuff - like world peace or for a date with Brad Pitt - but little, everyday wishes, made without thinking. With her luck, she knows they’ll never come true... Until one day she buys some heather from a gypsy. Suddenly the bad hair days stop; a handsome American answers her ad for a housemate; and she starts seeing James - The Perfect Man who sends her flowers, excels in the bedroom, and isn’t afraid to say ‘I love you’... But are these wishes-come-true a blessing or a curse? And is there such a thing as too much foreplay?